Puri Tourism

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Abode of the Lord of the Universe, clean golden beach, many old monuments and temples, beautiful sunrise and close to Konark and Bhubaneswar makes it a woberful sea side and religiuos destination.

Do visit:
- Lord Jagannath Temple
- Have "Abhada" (prasadam) from the temple. Generally served around 5 p.m.
- Loknath Temple
- Gundicha Temple
- Art and Crafts Village
- Sakhi Gopal
- Pipli
- Sea Beach (please do not litter and beware of sporadic under currents)
- Konark
- Bhubaneswar. (Temple City)
- Cuttack (Silver City - Purchase Terracota and Silver Filgiri Work)

Best Time:
- November to February
- Sunrise and Sunset (avoid afternoons especially during summer months)

Best Places To Eat:
-Lord Jagannath Temple
-Maharaja Restaurant
-Chung Wah

Best Places to Stay:
-Toshali Sands
-The Chariot
-Sea Hawk is also good.
-BNR Hotel- Sarkari Style, basic but magnificent.

Things to do:

Submit yourself to the divine deity and experience bliss. Surrender yourself to the lord. Admit all your mistakes. Share your worries and sorrows and BELIEVE. You will be a much relaxed and rejuvenated human being. Beware of the Panda's and unfortunately only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. Take a stroll on the beach either during sunrise or sunset.Please do not litter. Beware of sporadic under currents. Beach wear is a complete no no. Ladies do not wear bare back or low neck dresses. It is considered indecent here. Purchase "Chandua" from Pipili; "Patta Chitra" and Odisha art and artifacts. Trust me they need our support else they will perish very soon. Have "abhada" (prasadam) from the temple, Chena Poda; Rabbidi and Rossogolla.

- Do not get into a tiff or argument with the Panda's. It may as well cost you your life or a broken nose.
- Only Hindus allowed inside the temple.
- Dung and spit on the roads.
- No low neck and bare back dress code for women.
- Purchase drinking water.
- Roadside canine and bulls.

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Akshaya Pradhan
  • Akshaya Pradhan
  • 3 Reviews

"Best Place in the World" new review

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 3 days ago
One of the four celebrated religious centers of India.The Golden Beach, the temples like Queen Gundicha, Lokanath, Sunaragauranga, Daria Mahabir and Tota Gopinath are excellent monuments to look.There are also a number of holy tanks like....... More
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Selim Islam
  • Selim Islam
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  • 3 photos
  • 8 Reviews

"The best beach on Bay of Bengal" new review

  • 7/7
  • Posted 4 days ago
This is definitely the best beach on Bay of Bengal and is highly underrated when compared to Goa. Although its true that it doesn't have a thriving music scene like Goa or a lot of scattered shacks but Jagannath Temple is a must visit at the....... More
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Biswajit Ghosh
  • Biswajit Ghosh
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 4 Reviews

"Puri is our second home" new review

  • 6/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
We visit Puri n of times, it is a good place. Sea and Lord Jagannath calling me and visit them every time. Every time I recharge myself, here we saw Chilka. Good lake but we were lucky enough and saw three dolphins. Konarak temple is a good....... More
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Abhishek  Sagar
  • Abhishek Sagar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"The best beach on Bay of Bengal"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
This is definitely the best beach on Bay of Bengal and is highly underrated when compared to Goa. Although its true that it doesn't have a thriving music scene like Goa or a lot of scattered shacks around the beach but Puri compensates for all....... More
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  • Janardan
  • Lives in Jamshedpur
  • 2 Reviews

"Had a nice experience"

  • 6/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Roaming around Puri with my wife and had a very good time. Nice beach nice temple, good view the Khandgiri, Dabalgiri, Nandankana, all very good. Food in the area is not good. But there are some Bengali restaurants there, where you can get fish. More
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Puri Info

  • State: Orissa
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Puri is located on the eastern side of India in the province of Orissa. Lying on the coastal strip in the Puri district, the destination is 60 kilometre from the city of Bhubaneswar. This coastal city lies on the golden triangle of Orissa, connecting with Konark and Bhubaneswar.

The city of Puri is known for its historic immemorial, sanctorum, architectural magnificence, balanced climate and divine significance. Counted among the most sacred pilgrim centres for Hindus in India, the destination is a seat of Lord of Universe, Jagannath, as per testimony of Skanda Purana. Honoured with the famous Jagannath shrine, the spiritual city is also known as Jagannath Puri. Positioned along the coast of Bay of Bengal, the city is one of the frequented tourist destinations in India.

All the cities of the triangular axis have well-known pilgrimage venues, exotic landscapes, beaches, historical sites that attract travellers throughout the year. Besides, the destination is a repository of art and architecture of India with testaments dating back to 3rd century B.C. This ancient town has ruins and testaments belonging to the period from 3rd century B.C. to 17th century A.D.

The spiritual city attracts devotees along with tourists from around the world for witnessing attractions like Temple of Child Krishna at Indradyumna Tank, Atharnala Bridge and Sudarshan Crafts Museum. The city also has the famous Sun Temple of Konark.

One of the major highlights of the city is Rath Yatra (Car or Chariot festival), which is hosted every year in the city. Puri Rath Yatra 2012 starts on 21st June at Jaganath Temple, Puri, Orissa. The festival marks the journey of Krishna known as Jaganath in this region, from Gokul to Mathura. Three huge chariots carrying the idols of Jaganath, his brother Balbadra, and his sister Subhadra are pulled along the streets from the Jaganath temple to the temple of Gundicha Mandir. On the ninth day, Rath Yatra is repeated in the opposite direction. Pilgrims and tourists throng to the destination to cherish the international event besides an annual Puri Beach Festival held in the month of November. 

The coastal city gained fame after Chodaganga Deva who built the temple of Purusottama Jagannath after winning a war. Over the years, association with Lord Rama, influenced renaming of city to Purusottama Kshetra, also known as Purusottama Puri, which exists as Puri at present.

Among well-known attractions in and around, Puri features Chilka Lake, a large inland salt-water lake, Puri Beach, Gundicha Ghar and the Childlike Wildlife Sanctuary. Over the years, the coastal city has emerged as an industrial centre with major industries like rice milling, handicrafts and fish curing.

The pleasant weather of the coastal city all round the year makes it an ideal destination for the travellers. With mild summers and cool winters, October to March is considered the best time to visit Puri.  

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Puri Packages

Orissa Temple Tour - 17500 Per Person 12 days & 11 nights VIEW DETAILS
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Golden Triangle With Chilka - 7500 Per Person 6 days & 5 nights VIEW DETAILS
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